In the physical world, paper clips are an important source of context, as their use suggests that the pieces of paper they clip together are somehow related. But what is their digital equivalent? And what does this mean in terms of identifying how many documents those pieces of paper represent, the relative importance of the […]
Taxonomy. Metadata. Governance. Usability. As an information professional, you no doubt recognize these as the subjects of critical conversations that must take place as part of your enterprise information management (EIM) initiatives. And if you’ve been around the block at all, then you know there are no shortcuts to developing the needed consensuses about how […]
See these photos? They were taken on-site at a client in the construction industry to illustrate how information management is everywhere – including at an equipment and parts storage yard that on the surface seems to be as far removed from IT as you can get. [soliloquy id=”2836″]
Recent court rulings have made it pretty clear that the U.S. judicial system is embracing the notion that there is much more to a document than the words on the page, and that context is important. Or, in other words, that metadata matters.